Sunday, April 6, 2014

High Fiber High Protein Breakfast Bars

I eat a lot of protein bars and granola bars.  It can be really hard to find the right mix of natural ingredients with the right mix of high protein and low fat and sugar content.  I started searching on how to make some of my own at home, and as if she had read my mind, my sister gave me this recipe.

  •  1.5 cups quick oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 bananas
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter

Preheat oven to 375.  Line 8x8 baking dish with foil, leaving extra hang over sides for handles, spray with cooking spray.
Stir oats, wheat germ, flaxseed, protein powder, cinnamon, and salt together in bowl.  In a separate bowl, mash bananas and stir in 1/4 cup peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract.  Stir in dry ingredients and spread into pan.

Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.  Spread 1/4 cup natural peanut butter over top.

Continue baking until lightly browned on the edges and set, about 10 minutes.  Let cool in pan and lift bars onto a work surface.  Cut into bars, wrap in plastic wrap, and store in refrigerator.

Makes 12 bars.  (Unless you're a hungry girl like me, then you cut them into only eight!)
Cal- 169, Fiber- 3.6g, Sodium- 148mg, Carb- 21.3g, Fat- 7.6g, Protein- 6.2g
Nutrition above is for 1 of 12 bars, if you're a hungry girl like me and cut them bigger that obviously changes the nutrition info.

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